Anthropology
(1,743 words)

1. Anthropology in the Middle Ages

Anthropology, the science of humankind, studies the biological and cultural history of the human race and its varieties; it includes such disciplines as philosophical, psychological, theological, linguistic, sociological, and biological anthropology, as well as  ethnology (ethnography) and archaeology. In German usage, Anthropologie generally ref…

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Sommer, Marianne, “Anthropology”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_016889>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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